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Heavy Equipment Technician Schedule

Please see our Apprenticeship Schedule for more details on program delivery and additional links and resources.

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Delivery Information

Heavy Equipment Technician 2021/ 2022 First Period (101)

Heavy Equipment Technician 2021/ 2022 Second Period (201)
Agriculture Equipment Technician Second Period (register for HET Second Period)

Heavy Equipment Technician 2021/2022 Third Period (301)
Agriculture Equipment Technician Fourth Period (register for HET Third Period)

Heavy Equipment Technician 2021/ 2022 Fourth Period (401)

Books and Materials and Program Costs


Delivery Information

Face to Face delivery

Face-to-Face delivery is offered fully on campus.  Apprentices will be required to attend classes and practical/ shop portions in person on our campus.

Blended delivery

Blended delivery is offered with the theory portion online and the practical/ shop portions offered on campus.  Apprentices come on campus only when they are scheduled to complete the practical/shop portions of their courses.  We have extended the schedule for blended delivery training to give you more time to complete the theory portions online.  However, if you are able to advance through the theory portions quickly, you may have the option to finish your program earlier than the last day in the schedule

The online theory portion of our programs will be in a mainly Online Any Time format. You will mostly be able to set your own hours for when you work on your course material.  Any Online Real Time online portions of the class will be scheduled and communicated with sufficient prior notice so you can ensure you are available. More information will be provided by your instructor

Important notes regarding on-campus learning

If there is an instance of COVID-19 affecting you or your class, your on campus, sessions may be interrupted in order to meet Alberta Health Services requirements.  All our classes will continue to follow the guidelines set out by Alberta Health Services (AHS).  If the AHS guidelines change, RDC may be required to adjust or interrupt your on-campus sessions to accommodate these changes.  Your instructor will provide you with additional information in the event of any changes.


Heavy Equipment Technician First Period 2021/ 2022 Schedule

Heavy Equipment Technician First Period (101 A)

Face-to-Face Delivery

August 30, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Heavy Equipment Technician First Period (101 B)

Blended Delivery

September 27, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

October 25 - 29
November 1 - 5
November 22 - 26
November 29 - December 3

Heavy Equipment Technician First Period (101 C)

Face-to-Face Delivery

January 4, 2022 - February 25, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician First Period (101 D)

Face-to-Face Delivery

February 28, 2022 - April 22, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician First Period (101 E)

Blended Delivery

April 4, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

April 18 - 22
May 9 - 13
May 30 - June 3
June 6 - 10


Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period 2021/ 2022 Schedule

Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period (201 A)

Face-to-Face Delivery

August 30, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period (201 B)

Blended Delivery

September 27, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

November 15 - 19
November 22 - 26
November 29 - December 3
December 6 - 10

Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period (201 C)

Face-to-Face Delivery

January 4, 2022 - February 25, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period (201 D)

Face-to-Face Delivery

February 28, 2022 - April 22, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician Second Period (201 E)

Blended Delivery 

April 4, 2022 - June 24, 2022

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

May 24 - 27
May 30 - June 3
June 6 - 10
June 13 - 17


Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period 2021/ 2022 Schedule

Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period (301 A)

Face-to-Face Delivery

August 30, 2021 - October 22, 2021

Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period (301 B)

Face-to-Face Delivery

October 25, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period (301 C)

Blended Delivery

January 4, 2022 - March 25, 2022

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

January 17 - 21
January 31 - February 4
February 22 - 25
March 14 - 18

Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period (301 D)

Face-to-Face Delivery

March 21, 2022 - May 13, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician Third Period (301 E)

Face-to-Face Delivery

May 02, 2022 - June 24, 2022


Heavy Equipment Technician Fourth Period 2021/ 2022 Schedule

Heavy Equipment Technician Fourth Period (401 A)

Blended Delivery

August 30, 2021 - November, 5 2021

Apprentices will be required to attend shop/ lab sessions on campus on the following dates

September 20 - 24
September 27 - October 1
October 18 - 22
October 25 - 29

Heavy Equipment Technician Fourth Period (401 B)

Face-to-Face Delivery

January 4, 2022 - February 25, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician Fourth Period (401 C)

Face-to-Face Delivery

February 28, 2022 - April 22, 2022

Heavy Equipment Technician Fourth Period (401 D)

Face-to-Face Delivery

May 2, 2022 - June 24, 2022


Apprenticeship Costs

HET Course Supplies

Contact Us

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Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdc [dot] ab [dot] ca


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